Coolio net worth: Coolio is an American rapper and actor who has a net worth of $100,000. Coolio's real name is Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. and he was born on August 1, 1963 in Compton, California. He has been an icon in pop culture since 1994, when his debut single, "Fantastic Voyage," was released. It became an instant hit as did his 1995 single, "Gangsta's Paradise." Coolio's singing career actually began in 1991 when he became a member of the rap group WC and the Maad Circle. He left the group in 1994, and went solo, where he achieved almost immediate success. His 1994 debut album, It Takes a Thief, rose to Number 10 on Pop Charts, and Number 8 on the Billboard Top 200. His hit song, "Fantastic Voyage," was also ranked one of the year's top 3 singles by Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine, and the Village Voice. Coolio has received 13 nominations for awards, including 6 Grammy nominations. He has won 5 times, one award being a Grammy. Coolio appeared in the 2009 season of the British television show, Celebrity Big Brother. He has six children from four separate relationships. In 2013, a federal court entered a default judgment against Coolio after he was sued by a woman for jumping on her back and bull-riding her. Later that same year, Coolio was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after he was accused of punching a girlfriend of three years in the face during an argument that erupted after he brought another woman home.